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Welcome to HHBC Student Ministry!

Being United . . . .


Knowing that transition is difficult we strive to develop relationships throughout the ministry by participating in several activities and programs together throughout the year.

Major Events during the school year:

  • Spring and Fall Outreach Events
  • Super Bowl Outreach
  • Guys Only and Girls Only Events (i.e. Chiseled and Polished)
  • Various Wednesday summer activities
  • Middle School Summer Camp at Student Life at Ridgecrest:
    Monday through Friday, July 24-28
  • High School Summer Camp at Snowbird:
    Monday through Saturday, July 24-29


It is important for all believers to continually grow in their knowledge of and relationship with God.  During the school year, “Sunday Night Electives” will provide that opportunity.

Fall Semester: Sept. 18th – Oct. 23th

  • “Abraham: Faith in God’s Promises”
  • “How to Study the Bible”
  • “Firsthand Faith”
  • “Grounded” Level 100
  • “Discovering your God-given SHAPE” Level 200

Winter Semester: Jan. 8th – Feb. 19th 

  • “A Study of Colossians”
  • “It’s Not What you Think”
  • “What is my Role?”
  • “Grounded” Level 100
  • “Discovering your God-given SHAPE” Level 200


It is our desire to provide experiences for all students to serve others.

Examples include:

  • Church and Community work projects
  • Caroling w/ Senior Adults
  • Children’s Ministry: VBS, Summer Camp, etc.
  • HS mission trip to Baltimore—July 1st – 8th
  • Operation Christmas Child Boxes
  • Assisting local school sports teams

Serve Teams:

Opportunities abound to support the Wednesday service and use one’s interests and giftedness to impact others.

  • Singing and/or playing in the Worship Bands
  • MS and HS E: Squads
  • Video Production
  • Drama
  • MS and HS A/V Tech
  • Missions


The Student Action Leadership Teams are designed to develop spiritual leaders among both MS & HS students who desire to honor God and influence their peers for Christ.

Prerequisites: Complete Levels 100 and 200 classes, participate in Service and Discipleship programs, Written application and commitment agreement.


Quality relationships are what keep us connected.  While some H.S. activities are done through our Life Groups, special events include:

  • Freshman Fellowship
  • LU Football & Tailgating
  • LU Hockey Game
  • Episode ‘17 – HS only Winter Retreat
  • Graduate Recognition
  • Summer Wednesday Events

Wednesday Nights:

Combining media, music and a message we strive to expose students to all aspects of God’s nature, character, and expectations.

Topics this year:

  • “Studies in Acts”
  • “The Acts of Prayer”
  • “Studies in Revelation”
  • “iLife—Rules for Relationships”
  • “Peer Pressure”
  • “The Tongue”

Life Groups:

Focusing on relationships, students in small, age-graded groups dig deeper and discuss a variety of topics to develop lasting relationships through mentoring, nurturing and accountability.

Everyone will study these topics:

  • “Christian H.A.B.I.T.S.”
  • “The Faith Factor”
  • “Holiness”

9th grade

  • Creation vs. Evolution
  • Biblical Manhood and Womanhood”

10th grade

  • Apologetics and God’s Design for Humanity

11th grade

  • World Religions and Studies in the book of Job

12th grade

  • Money Management
  • Biblical view of Marriage,
  • Christian Denominations
  •  Life After High School

Middle School Ministry


Our Middle School students will have various opportunities for activities with their small groups.  We also provide our students with several large group activities and events throughout the year.

  • Luau – Welcome Activity
  • Girls All-Nighter
  • Guys Game Night
  • Preview Sunday—May 7th
  • RISE—Middle School Retreat
  • Summer Wednesday Events

Sunday Mornings

Are designed to engage, inform, and challenge our students.  This is done via relative biblical teaching, multi-media and music.

Topics this year:

  • “The 10 Commandments”
  • “Studies in the Book of Joshua”
  • “Judges: Character Studies”
  • “Behind Closed Doors”
  • “Studies in the Book of James”
  • “Easter Exposed”
  • “Made”
  • “Reach Out”
  • “Out of Context”

Small Groups:

Every student will be part of a small group on Wednesday nights which will consist of students of the same grade and gender with an adult leader.  Leaders seek to disciple, mentor, and encourage students in their Christian walk and relationship with Christ.

The goal of the church and its student ministry is to “produce spiritual maturity.”

Jesus commanded us, his disciples, to go and make disciples of all nations. At HHBC we desire to be and to make disciples of Jesus Christ. We understand that process to look like this:

  • An authentic disciple of Christ must connect to God and people, must grow individually and collectively in the Word and will of God, and must impact the church through service and their world as salt and light.

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” ~ Matthew 28:19-20

  • Make Disciples – of all who are saved.
  • Identify with Christ and the church.
    (Rom. 6:4, Acts 2:41-42).
  • Teach obedience to the Word of God.

“It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.” ~ Ephesians 4:11-13

  • Mature the saints (that includes students)
  • Equip saints to do the work of the ministry.
  • Result. The body of Christ is edified through unity and maturity.


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Brian Freerksen – Director of Student Ministries and High School Pastor
Although born in Minnesota, Brian was raised and lived in Lynchburg throughout his school years and early adult life. Brian graduated from Liberty University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science in Pastoral Ministries and Youth Ministry. After taking a year off to work and marry his lovely wife, Nancy, Brian continued his education by earning a Master of Divinity at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in May of 1996. He began his full-time ministry with students while in Seminary as an Assistant High School Pastor at Thomas Road Baptist Church. Upon graduation, Brian followed God’s leading to fill the position of Associate Pastor of Students at Lizella Baptist Church in Lizella, GA. After eleven years of service God called Brian and his family back to Lynchburg as the Senior High Pastor and Director of Student Ministries at HHBC. Brian and Nancy have three wonderful children, Brandon, Emily, and Katie. Brian enjoys soccer, the martial arts, Frisbee golf, reading, and hanging out with his friends and students.


Jackson Richardson – Middle School Pastor
Jackson Richardson was born in Bad Kreuznach, Germany, but was raised in a number of different states, spending a large part of his early life living in Reading, Pennsylvania. Jackson has lived in Lynchburg since 2012. Graduating from Liberty University in 2016 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Church Ministries specializing in Youth Ministry and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Human Resources, Jackson hopes to pursue continuing education in seminary. Jackson is marrying his best friend, Ellie, in September of 2016. He loves to work with students and to help them grow into authentic Christ-followers, and in his free time, Jackson enjoys playing a variety of instruments, exercising, backpacking, and woodworking.


Tiana Schiferl – Girls Ministry Director and Student Ministries Assistant
Tiana Schiferl was born in Albuquerque, NM but coming from a military family moved around to different states until she finally moved to Yorktown, VA. Tiana graduated from Liberty University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Religion with a specialization in Youth Ministry, and from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in 2015 with a Master of Arts in Theological Studies. During her time at Liberty she served in the student ministry at Hyland Heights. Upon finishing Seminary she moved to Lynchburg permanently to serve as the Girls Ministry Director for Hyland. Tiana loves being active and playing soccer, and enjoys the outdoors through hiking, rock climbing, and camping.


Sean Best – Youth Worship Coordinator


Please e-mail Brian at brianf@hhbc.net

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